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the autumn "badv again to th»; .~:ea eoa«t to browse upon ;h« sea-
weed, Tiiese iiiii£ic4tiiig herds iiuve been stated t»-' br led by a
large female.

FIG. 157. — 'Reindeer.    Rctngifer iarandits.     x iV-

Sub-FanoL 2. KEoscliliiae, — Mbsehits moschi/crus* is a native
of the Asiatic Highlands. It is 3 feet or so high, perfectly
hornless, and with very large canines In the male. It is note-
worthy that in Hydropotes> where the canines are also vexy large,
horns are absent. These are examples, perhaps^ of correlation.
The musk sac (whence the name) is present on the abdomen of
the male only. There Is no crumen or suborbital gland, wMch is
so generally (though, by no means universally) present in Cervidae.
But the male has, In addition to the musk glands, glands near
the tail and on the outside of the thigh. Unlike other I>eers
the lachrymal bone of Mo&chn® bears but one orifice. The
feet, so far as concerns the preservation of the omter

1 Sir W. Flower "On the Stricture «od Affimiti«*
«M»cAtf«rw),n Prm, Zool. &xx  1875, p. 15&
F. Jeffirey Bell, Pros* Zoot. Boc. 187*, p. 132.

f the Kudu Deer
tea,' oft. 18T7, p. 387 ; *»d